Publication:Skarda's Mirror

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System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 5 – 8 
Author: Aaron Allston 
Publisher: TSR 
Publication Date: 1987 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 48
Product Blurb
It's mirror of life trapping, isn't it?

Well, yes and no. People go in, and they don't come out. Nor can you talk with anyone inside. Somehow, that's not quite the way you remember those mirrors work.

This Skarda fellow showed up a few years ago with a band of raiders, and no one in the land has been safe since then. Whole villages have disappeared into this Skarda's mirror. Your band is approached by relatives of one of the victims?and adventurer like yourselves.

You have to get into that mirror of whatever-it-is, find this man, and get him out in one piece. The reward is more that adequate. Only problem is, no one out here can tell you what to expect once you get in? or even how to get there.

This text is quoted from promotion material. Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher.

Plot Summary[edit]

In this scenario, the player characters pass through a magical mirror to save victims who are trapped in a "pocket universe" within the mirror; the hard part is getting back out again. The module includes pregenerated player characters and players' aids.

The wizard Skarda and his band of raiders once terrorized the rural settlements of the Grand Duchy of Karameikos, kidnapping everyone and taking their treasure. By chance, he was discovered by famous adventurer Lord Retameron in Specularum. In the aftermath of the raid, Skarda (alias Mallek) was left trapped in his burning house. A search of the wreckage found papers describing his role in the raids and outlining a coup against the Duke, and a magical mirror of great power. Retameron kept the mirror and brought it to his tower. One night, both he and his wife Halia gazed into the mirror and disappeared, and in their place appeared large baboon-like creatures with huge teeth that attacked everyone in sight. So far, no one has come out of the tower alive. Retameron's father finds the player characters and pleads with them to enter the tower and rescue his son.

Publication History[edit]

X12 Skarda's Mirror was written by Aaron Allston, with a cover by Tim Hildebrandt and interior illustrations by Al Williamson, and was published by TSR in 1987 as a 48-page booklet with an outer folder.

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Facts about "Skarda's Mirror"
AuthorAaron Allston +
Maximum Level8 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level5 +
Module CodeX12 +
Page Count48 +
Publication Date1987 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleSkarda's Mirror +